We aim to be the leading voluntary organisation for hand knitting, domestic machine knitting and crochet in the UK.

Through our network of branches, our journals Slipknot and Across the Needlebed, and this website, we want to:

  • showcase our historic Collection of knitted and crocheted items, thousands of patterns, and artefacts
  • help knitters and crocheters everywhere to learn more about the traditions and techniques of their crafts so that they can develop their skills.
  • inspire our members to try new ways of knitting and crochet, create their own special pieces, and get involved with us in the Guild.

Put simply, we are a unique resource for our members and a gateway to the heritage of knitting and crochet.

If you care about these crafts, you will want to be involved!